While we welcome online commenting on our articles and letters to the editor/open forums, there are rules that we ask commenters follow, but they are repeatedly ignored by some. The rules, which are clearly stated on our website, are as follows: don’t threaten, be truthful, be nice. Pretty s… Read more
“Better than perfect” was how my 87-year-old father described his experience getting his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday morning at a mass vaccination site at Shenandoah University’s James R. Wilkins Jr. Athletics & Events Center. Read more
U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has a lot of explaining to do, as some in Washington are saying his removal this fall of mail sorting machines at postal facilities is partly to blame for challenges the U.S. Postal Service faced in getting packages delivered during the Christmas season. O… Read more
Are white Americans being discriminated against? Some might be aghast at the idea that one might have such a thought, and, considering the historic discrimination that people of color have endured throughout American history, some might dismiss the thought as a foregone conclusion. However, … Read more
During the past 15 months, mothers, especially mothers of color, have shouldered the burdens of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States more than any other demographic. While the virus is more likely to kill men than women, mothers have been significantly overrepresented among "essenti… Read more
When told to wear face masks two COVID-plagued winters ago, we thought: “Can’t wait until this is over and we no longer have to wear a piece of cloth over our mouth and nose. It’s ugly. It interferes with breathing. It muffles voices and makes some conversations hard to follow.” Read more
Growing populations are giving two additional seats in Congress to Texas and one to Florida. New York and California are each losing a seat, not because their head counts are falling but because they’re not rising as fast. Read more
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Letters to the Editor
Those against gun control miss the point. It is undeniable that Americans find all kinds of ways to kill one another but the point of limiting war-type weapons and high-capacity magazines is few other "weapons" enable an individual to kill in mass. The Las Vegas shooting killed 61 and injure… Read more
I openly and wholeheartedly declare my support of Dave Stegmaier for Shawnee District Supervisor. Dave’s honest, pragmatic, and hopeful insight into our community's problems and needs, and his willingness to examine the issues and listen closely to the public's questions and concerns, sets h… Read more
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